There are principles at the core of every one of us. Principles that propel us. Guide us. Restrain us.

For myself, all of those condense into this: I am the one.

Sounds egotistic, right? Isn’t that the way every baby starts out? Aware of no other who is more important, more deserving of care, more worthy of love?

I have never quite outgrown that perspective – though future growth requires that I do.

After 66 years, has anything changed? As our planet begins another revolution around its sun, what will this coming year reveal?

(To be continued tomorrow.)